If not for TOPICS, much of AmCham Taipei’s past – including the story of the Chamber’s founding – would likely be unknown to us. In fact, aside from what was later written about in the magazine, very little information survives about the organization’s activities and leadership from the period before TOPICS began publication in late 1970.   Fortunately, details of…

As 2019 draws to a close without the achievement of several hoped-for advances in regulatory procedures for medical devices, multinational companies in the sector are looking to the new year for some significant breakthroughs. Topping the wish list is passage of the draft Medical Devices Act, which would create dedicated legislation to govern the industry…

Most of AmCham Taipei’s member companies in the medical device field are sales and marketing arms of the world’s major multinational, especially American, brands. The profiles below introduce two member companies that are exceptions in that their forte is manufacturing, with Taiwan as their main base. As private companies they don’t disclose their financial information,…

The annual delegation found an encouraging atmosphere for U.S.-Taiwan economic relations.  When an AmCham Taipei delegation made the rounds of Washington, D.C., for a week in mid-June, it had three main requests for the U.S. government: Restore the former practice of holding high-level trade negotiations with Taiwan under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement on…

The absence of diplomatic ties hasn’t deterred the establishment of collaboration in a host of different fields. During this commemoration year for the Taiwan Relations Act, Taiwan and the U.S. can take satisfaction from knowing that 40 years and the loss of formal diplomatic relations haven’t dimmed the deep-seated friendship and widespread cooperation between them….